The Importance Of Women's Reproductive Rights

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Women’s reproductive rights are a human right that cannot be taken away. Due to religion and/or lack of education, women do not have the freedom and privacy to choose what is best for their bodies. This social injustice is highly neglected upon because people feel uncomfortable talking about a topic that millions of women struggle with on the daily basis. Although women’s rights have improved drastically, women around the world still face oppression on a daily basis and women’s reproductive rights are rarely enforced.
Women’s rights has been an issue in the United States since the early 1800’s and until all people are comfortable discussing the fact that in many parts of the world, women have no say in what they can do with their bodies or
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With that said, it is illogical to make birth control for teens under the age eighteen almost impossible to get. The lack of availability, made it harder for teens to take the safer route in having consensual sex. It is illegal for pharmacists to give young adults over-the-counter-drugs that could also be essentially used as possible birth control pills. Many female teenagers end up getting pregnant and have no support from family members all due to the absence of exposure to a variety of safe sex options. “Sexual activity among teens and preteens has occurred throughout history, regardless of social taboo. Modern girls have an equally normal interest in exploring their sexuality, but they are much more likely to “get caught’ by having an unintended pregnancy if they have vaginal intercourse without protection” (Dexter 2). It is a shame to see that women get punished by their families over something that men do as well all because it is easier to prove. Just because it is easier to “get caught,” does not mean that their should be a limit on what women can and cannot do. Nine in every 100 women using this method will get pregnant within the first year of typical use. “Periodic abstinence in Medieval Europe was obligatory for religious reasons, but it may have had a significant impact on the pregnancy rate. By 800 C.E., Christian women …show more content…
Each year, U.S. teens experience as many as 850,000 pregnancies, and youth under age 25 experience about 9.1 million sexually transmitted infections. The sexual education in schools cannot claim innocence because if the education for this topic was better, teenagers would not have gotten these diseases. “Controversy arises when abstinence is provided to adolescents as a sole choice and where health information on other choices is restricted or misrepresented” (Santelli 1). Many young children misinterpret abstinence-only programs and this is why young girls may end up in abortion

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